Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08596 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lathyrus laetivirens Greene ex Rydb.
Common name   plateau vetchling
R. Jolley   2003-20  
   with R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 24 June 2003 
United States
Iron County
Locality cabin near Brian Head ski resort, S of Parowan.
     Elev.: 9421 ft. (2872 m.)
Habitat Notes aspen community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 43'  N, 112° 51'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Lathyrus laetivirens Greene ex Rydb.

     Lathyrus lanszwertii var. laetivirens (Greene ex Rydb.) Welsh
     Lathyrus leucanthus var. laetivirens (Greene ex Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.

Common Name(s): aspen pea, aspen peavine, aspen vetchling, plateau peavine.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503341, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Lathyrus
                                        Species: Lathyrus laetivirens


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08596s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01160s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01811s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02707s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03725s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03727s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08860s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11638d1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08603 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" same section
16016 Draba globosa      "round-fruited whitlow-cress" 1.9 mi. N
14289 Mahonia repens      "Oregongrape" 1 mi. SE
14288 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1 mi. SE
08604 Trifolium longipes  var. pygmaeum   "pygmy summer clover" same section
08605 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Navajo Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. S 9922  Brian Head 
Dry Lakes (Lake) Iron County, UT 1.5 mi. N 9118  Brian Head 
Brian Head (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. S 9777  Brian Head 
Bear Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 1.9 mi. S 9823  Brian Head 
Brian Head Ski Area (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.8 mi. S 10299  Brian Head 
Third House Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 1.6 mi. W 9479  Flanigan Arch 
Thunder Ridge Campground (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 9220  Brian Head 
Navajo Point (Summit) Iron County, UT 2.3 mi. S 10535  Brian Head 
White Hill (Summit) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8724  Parowan 
Braffit Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. N 8937  Parowan 
Brian Head (Summit) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. S 11306  Brian Head 
Dry Lakes Creek (Stream) Iron County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Brian Head 
Paridise Spring (Spring) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. E 9597  Brian Head 
Moseman Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Brian Head 
Boy Scouts of America Camp (Locale) Iron County, UT 3.3 mi. N 7477  Parowan 
Hendrickson Lake (Lake) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. E 9331  Brian Head 
Brown Creek (Stream) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Flanigan Arch 
Mammoth Summit (Summit) Iron County, UT 3.5 mi. S 10440  Brian Head 
Webb Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Brian Head 
Sidney Peaks (Summit) Iron County, UT 3 mi. E 10847  Brian Head 


Taxon Links for species Lathyrus laetivirens  Greene ex Rydb.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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